* Judicial Oath and Oath of office were administered on the new judges.

Governor Willie Obiano, yesterday, swore in two new judges for the state High Court.

The two new judges, Justices Emeka Nri Ezedi and Obiorah Nwabunike, bring to ten, the total number of judges that have been appointed under the Obiano administration.
Justice Nri Ezedi was, before his new appointment, a private legal practitioner in Onitsha while Justice Nwabunike was into private practice at Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Governor Obiano, while congratulating the new judges, expressed the hope that their addition will help strengthen the State judiciary to effectively tackle the challenges of prompt dispensation of Justice.

He further said their appointments is expected to also address the issues of delayed justice experienced in some courts due to the ageing judges, reminding them that justice delayed is justice denied.

Responding on behalf of the newly appointed judges, Justice Nri Ezedi thanked Governor Obiano for providing the necessary support that made it possible for the state judiciary to meet the requirements of the National Judicial Commission for their appointments, and assured that they are mindful of the expectations of the State from them and will abide by the Oaths they took.

The swearing in of the two new judges follows their appointment by the State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi and its ratification and approval by the National Judicial Commission.

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